Wednesday, March 5, 2014

American Girl Dress, Poncho and Hat

My DH bought me this pattern as one of my Valentine's day gifts. It is called Gray & Burgundy, Hat, Poncho & Shoes and you can find it here.

The picture doesn't do it justice. This was one of the best patterns I've worked on in a while. My guage matched perfectly. The only challenge I had was I used a lighter Lion Brand yarn for the red dress portion so I needed to add a little to the closing in the back. For this reason I chose to use buttons instead of snaps. I'm also running low on snaps and have a healthy supply of red buttons, so it also worked out well as a trade off. It's not clear in this shot, but the bows are great accessories for this outfit. This will be on my list of outfits to repeat.

The shoes and socks pattern is one of the best fitting I've made to date. I had to make no adjustments to get it to fit the doll. I love the way the socks look with the black shoes.

I'm currently working on ami's and some dishcloths for swaps. Then I have to get busy on my Easter and birthday projects. I hope to get back on track with my doll projects after that. I found the 12" doll I was looking for, so I may even have a shot at including that in this year's donation.

Barbie and American Girl Doll Free Patterns are listed on my blog at these locations:

Barbie Crochet and Sewing Page

Barbie Knitting Page

Ken Page

Kelly/Skipper Page

American Girl Doll Crochet and Sewing

American Girl Doll Knitting

Doll Blankets and Pillow Patterns

Baby Doll Patterns:

Baby Doll and Cabbage Patch

Additional Doll Patterns also Available on the Holiday Blogs:






Halloween Page


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